Spicy Harissa Chocolate Truffles
The spice of Harissa Paste is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. It’s complex and deep and can be used in endless combinations. Like this recipe Double Spiced Harissa Marinated Chicken I made the other day or these simple Spicy Harissa Chocolate Truffles. After making the marinated chicken I wondered if I could use the spice from harissa paste in something sweet? Turns out chocolate and Harissa paste are a smooth, spicy combination you’ll want to share with friends. Ok fine, so you might want to hide in the closet and eat these as well. I’m no one to judge.
What is Harissa Paste?
Harissa paste is a blend of hot peppers and different spices and herbs. It’s a spice mix widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. The blend of peppers is unlike anything typically used in American cuisine. Is it spicy? The paste I used wasn’t TOO hot, it was definitely spice filled but as far as heat, no not too bad. I think Americans are used to an all hot experience, and we’re not used to a lot of flavor without heat. That’s what this paste felt like, lot’s of flavor, not a lot of heat.
Where to Buy Harissa Paste?
This is going to sound funny but believe it or not you can purchase Harissa paste at Walmart. I’m not 100% surprised though. I found a kind of instant yeast I love to use. It was expensive and I had to order it online and wait for weeks for delivery. One day walking through Walmart low and behold there was my fave yeast staring back at me from the baking shelves. Keep your eyes peeled if you happen to be in a Walmrt, you might just find some ingredients you’d never expect them to sell. You can also order it on Amazon (that’s an affiliate link) and of course many other online retailers sell it as well. It’s worth looking for because the blend of peppers is so unique. So remember; when you’re wondering where to buy Harissa paste it’s available, basically, everywhere
Nutrition Information: Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g